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Island Batik 6 Minute Inset Circle Tutorial

The Island Batik challenge for March 2018 is to Try A New Technique!  I chose to learn the 6 Minute Inset Circle Technique. Here’s my Island Batik 6 Minute Inset Circle Tutorial!  As most of you know, in the past, I always cut my curved piecing freehand–no templates or pinning.  My circle shapes aren’t ‘perfect’–they [ …Continue Reading ]

Fibonacci 1 Cover Front

Using Fibonacci Numbers in Quilt Patterns

Now that I’ve published my first Fibonacci quilt pattern based on Fibonacci math, I’ve been asked why and how I started using Fibonacci Math in creating a quilt design. I was introduced to Fibonacci number series by a quilt colleague who was intrigued by how this number series might add other options for block design.  [ …Continue Reading ]

Island Batik Mod Hearts MiniQuilt

Island Batik Mod Hearts Mini Quilt

Our second February challenge for the Island Batik Ambassadors was to create a mini quilt. So, here’s my Island Batik Mod Hearts Mini Quilt Tutorial! I do love making minis….they are the perfect size to test a new block idea or audition a fabric combination.  I’ve also participated in several really fun mini quilt swaps [ …Continue Reading ]

Northern Woods Strips bundle and two coordinating colors, 1.5 yards each

Island Batik Ambassador Update

Disclosure:  The products featured in this post were given to me by Island Batik and includes products from Aurifil and Hobbs Batting.  Well, the first Island Batik BOX has arrived!!  In January 2018, I was selected to be an Island Batik Ambassador.  I was very excited because I used to work with batiks quite a [ …Continue Reading ]

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Mod Hearts Free Pattern and GiveAway

I’m happy to announce the release of Mod Hearts, a FREE modern quilt pattern and a Fabric GiveAway! I’ve always enjoyed seeing pieced heart blocks in so many quilts–it’s a traditional motif that quilters love. Click this link to download the PDF: Mod Hearts Free Pattern Complete I decided that I wanted to take a [ …Continue Reading ]

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Sew My Stash 2

I am committed to Sew My Stash 2018! Here’s the latest sew my stash finish in my trio of quilts for a niece and her family who recently bought their first house. For a tutorial on how I made this quilt, go HERE. Finish #3 in this trio of gifts.  It’s a very large lap [ …Continue Reading ]

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New Modern Quilt Workshops

I have two new modern quilt workshops to announce!  And, a brand new sample for a current workshop.  By the way, all of these quilts were made with stash fabric! #sewmystash2017 MidCentury Modern Curve Workshop: Newest Sample I’m really pleased with how this sample quilt turned out.  I used a variety of white tone-on-tones for [ …Continue Reading ]


Use It or Destash That Fabric Stash

  I love fabric as much as the next quilter!  But, I’ve resolved that I will NOT just hold on to that precious, precious, wonderful, absolutely special fabric anymore.  We call it collecting, but really it’s hoarding. I Resolve to Use It or Destash the Fabric Stash! And, here’s why I will no longer hoard, [ …Continue Reading ]

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Making a Quilt Hanging Sleeve

Here is a tutorial on how I make and attach my quilt hanging sleeve. I use this method to make sure there is ‘slack’ in the sleeve.  It’s important to make your quilt sleeve more open so that there’s room for a pole or slat.  I’ve seen too many quilts in shows where the sleeve [ …Continue Reading ]

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Patriotic Modern Quilts Facebook Group

I started a new Patriotic Modern Quilts Facebook group!   Well, I looked around Facebook and I couldn’t find a group that celebrated modern designs for patriotic quilts so I decided to start one. It’s open to anyone who is interested in reinventing the traditional approach to this type of quilt design. It’s a totally [ …Continue Reading ]